The governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, has proclaimed gun violence a public emergency in the state following the horrific road rage shooting that took the life of an 11-year-old kid. 

In order to give a proactive and well-coordinated response, the governor is pushing public health and safety professionals to collaborate. In addition, she oversaw the distribution of $750,000 in emergency money to help with these initiatives.

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Who is Michelle Lujan Grisham?

Michelle Lujan Grisham is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 32nd governor of New Mexico since 2019. Democratic Party member Lujan Grisham previously represented New Mexico’s first congressional district as a U.S. representative from 2013 to 2019.

Grisham was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1959. She received her degrees from the University of New Mexico and its School of Law. She served as an attorney for the New Mexico Public Defender’s Office following law school.

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She was chosen by Governor Bill Richardson as the New Mexico Secretary of Health in 2004. Up until 2007, she worked in this capacity. Her election to the Bernalillo County Commission took place in 2010. She remained on the commission up until her election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012.

She held positions on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Natural Resources Committee in the US House. She was a strong supporter of green energy and environmental preservation. She also contributed to the causes of immigration, education, and healthcare.

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Grisham entered the 2018 New Mexico governor’s race. In the main election, she defeated Republican nominee Steve Pearce. As governor, Grisham has concentrated on matters like economic growth, healthcare, and education.

She is married to Gregory Grisham and they have two children. She is a member of the Democratic Party and the National Organization for Women. She is a fervent supporter of healthcare, economic growth, and education.